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Thursday, March 28, 2024
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST


Common Roof Types: Costs, Benefits and Drawbacks
Presented by: M. Woods

  • Gable
  • Hip
  • Mansard
  • Flat

Complying with Building Codes and Structural Standards
Presented by: M. Woods

  • International Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • ASCE 7-22

Roof Framing: Design and Construction
Presented by: M. Woods

  • Loads and structural considerations
  • Framing basics
  • Construction and connections

Roof Trusses: Design and Construction
Presented by: M. Woods

  • Loads and structural considerations
  • Truss options
  • Truss installation and connections

Roof Insulation and Ventilation
Presented by: K. Dunn

  • Thermal performance of roofs
  • Insulation options
  • Moisture control
  • Ventilation

Roof Coverings
Presented by: K. Dunn

  • Shingles
  • Steel roofs
  • Flat roof coatings
  • Cool roofs


Webinar Instructions

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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

6.5 HSW LUs 

International Code Council
0.65 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)


Keefer Dunn

Licensed Architect and Sole Practitioner based in Chicago

Mr. Dunn is a sole practitioner an assistant professor, adjunct at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the former host of a radio show about architecture and politics called Buildings on Air. His practice is deeply rooted in his home neighborhood of Bridgeport, and emphasizes bringing new aesthetic strategies and philosophical inquiry to common construction techniques and materials. He earned his M. Arch degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture, in May 2015 and his B.S. degree in Architecture, from Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, in August 2012.

Marcus E. Woods, PE, MSc & LEED A

Principal, Woods Residential Engineering and Inspection, LLC

After working in engineering and design management with award-winning structural and construction firms for nearly 10 years, Mr. Woods founded his own firm, Woods Residential Engineering & Inspection. He is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states, and he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering (with a focus on structures) from Washington University in St. Louis. He has earned “Accredited Professional” status from the U.S. Green Building Council. Mr. Woods is a member of: The Woods Educational Enrichment Foundation, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) (Director of Programs for the Chicago professional chapter), the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Residential and Small Commercial Roof Design and Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 6.5-hour course analyzes roof design and construction for residential and small commercial structures, from framing to coverings. The course will focus on roof framing, truss options and installation, thermal performance, ventilation, moisture control and cover options that comply with the related provisions of the IBC, IRC and ASCE 7-22.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explore the costs, benefits and drawbacks of common roof types such as gable, hip, mansard and flat roofs.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the structural considerations of roof framing and analyze the design, construction, installation and connections of roof trusses.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to assess the thermal performance of roofs, consider appropriate insulation options, and manage moisture and ventilation.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to examine different types of roof covers and their costs and benefits, including shingles, steel, coatings and cool roofs.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/28/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.